To develop creative thinking and artistic ability in all students.
Studying Art & Design at Thornhill Community Academy can offer you a stimulating, exciting and challenging practical GCSE course. Our results at GCSE are consistently excellent and our past students have thoroughly enjoyed their time spent in the Art department during Years 10 and 11.
GCSE Art & Design is a general course, it has no specialist area. Students will study drawing, painting, ceramics, art history plus illustration, and other facets of the course may involve printing, photography and computer based work.
The course will consist of one sustained project which will be developed in response to a subject, theme, task or brief, and a series of mini projects ranging from skill based workshops, trials, experiments and responses to artists work.
Although the course is largely practical in nature, there is a written element, both investigative and creative.
In year 11 they will be given an externally set assignment which will lead into producing their final exam piece.
60% coursework - All work produced in Years 10 and 11 will be entered for assessment.
40% examination - A ten hour controlled examination (two days) is taken late in Year 11.
Interior design / Film / Photography / Television / Teaching / Graphics / Book Illustrator / Advertising / Fashion / Theatre
On average, over the last 6 years over 80% of students have achieved a grade ‘C’ or above.